Yesterday I met with Jenny Carr. She’s a member of the Hygge Nook over on Facebook, and comes from Worsley in Manchester. There were three of us for the first Hygge Nook Hook up; Sarah (that’s the daughter & taking the photo), Jenny and me. Three is a hyggely number, though, and it’s much easier to get to know someone in a small group. We … Continue reading Monday 5th June: 3 is a Hygge Number
Now, I don’t care if you have a religion or not, I’m not a preacher and I won’t convert you. Religion is a good thing for me, but I’m quite prepared to believe it’s not as happy an experience for many. I struggle with Organised Religion, perhaps because I instinctively distrust the Status Quo and people who seem to be completely sorted in anything. But … Continue reading Sunday 4th June: Holy Hygge!
Oh, how I miss my mornings before children, when a lie-in could mean a proper lie-in, until midday, with tea or coffee cups grudgingly fetched from the kitchen, and curtains flapped softly in the summer breeze. I don’t think I’ve had a proper lie in since 1998, when I was free to stay in bed for as long as I wanted in those last precious … Continue reading Saturday 3rd June: The Benefits of a Lie In
As part of my June Hygge month, I picked up a few novels on Kindle (they can be very cheap, especially for classics that are out of copyright) and last night I settled down at bedtime to start one. I chose The Blue Castle, mainly because I (and here I blush) haven’t read any L M Montgomery ever ever ever and I know there’s a … Continue reading Friday June 2nd: Enjoying the read.
If you’d like to know more about hygge, then my books are available now: 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way is available in Paperback and Kindle version and so is How to Hygge Your Summer, again in Paperback and Kindle form, from Amazon. If you purchase through the links on this page, I get a couple of pence extra per copy, and if you’ve … Continue reading About my books and Social Media links
Today is a rare day at work for me, an early finish with no teaching work planned this evening. I have the possibility of Women’s Institute, which I should go to since I missed last month’s, or an event to celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but neither are screaming at me and it depends when I get home on whether … Continue reading Thursday June 1st: Setting the scene.
It’s the last day of May… who knew that time moves faster the older you get? Well, I’d begun to suspect this when six weeks as a teacher never felt the same as six weeks as a child. Far too short a summer holiday! And tomorrow is June, the month that represents the zenith of the Sun’s power in the Northern hemisphere. Until Midsummer’s Eve … Continue reading I am looking out over June, and imagining the possibilities. Who’s with me?
Today I am not at my desk. I’ll be out all day seeking for #coursehygge if there is such a thing in York. I’m training to do proofreading, having figured out that it might be a useful skill for both day job as an Office Ninja and night job as a writer. So as you read this on Monday (morning, noon or afternoon teatime) please … Continue reading Half Term Hygge: A free Infographic